Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:45 PM ET, May 12, 2015

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Numbers / Pew Research Center's Religion …:
America's Changing Religious Landscape  —  Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow  —  The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing …
RELATED:
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda  —  Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama's trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation.  —  A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle, 52-45.
RELATED:
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Senate Democrats Shut Down Obama's Trade Bill  —  Even Democrats who support the president's trade agenda voted to block it on Tuesday.  —  Mandel Ngan / Getty Images  —  WASHINGTON — In one fell swoop Tuesday, Senate Democrats successfully blocked President Obama's trade legislation …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House escalates Warren feud
BostonGlobe.com:
Who is writing the TPP?  —  CONGRESS IS in an intense debate …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama's Trade Authority
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats move to block Obama's trade bill
Mark Wilson / NPR:
Sen. Warren On The ‘Tilted Process’ Of Asia Trade Bill
Discussion: CNN and The Nation
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Liberal senators imperil Obama trade bill
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just Shake Your Head  —  I always try to remind myself not to criticize stories like the one I'm about to describe, or perhaps better to say, not to forget the core reason for providing a comprehensive national plan to provide health insurance for everyone who needs it.
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Bush Aide: Jeb Told Me He Misheard Question About Invading Iraq (VIDEO)  —  Ana Navarro, a former aide to ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), said on CNN Tuesday that the potential presidential candidate told her he'd misheard a question about the Iraq War.  —  Navarro, who was Bush's director …
RELATED:
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Jeb Bush's disastrous defense of the Iraq War  —  Is it possible that in 2016, more than a decade after the invasion of Iraq, the Republican party's presidential nominee could become bogged down in debating whether the war was the right thing to do?  The answer, a depressing one for many in the GOP …
S.V. Dáte / National Journal:   There's No Good Answer on Iraq for Jeb Bush
T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story  —  This image is included in a $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone.  U-Va. associate dean Nicole Eramo argues that an image from the Cavalier Daily student newspaper (left) was turned into an illustration …
RELATED:
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
AOL Has Been in Talks to Spin Off HuffPost as Part of Verizon Acquisition Deal  —  According to numerous sources, while it has been negotiating its deal to sell to Verizon, AOL has also been in advanced discussions with a number of parties to spin off its flagship Huffington Post content unit.
RELATED:
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon-AOL: A War of All Against All  —  Surprising deal suggests …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Ben Carson Invokes Dred Scott Decision as Precedent for Ignoring Supreme Court Rulings  —  Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson raised eyebrows last week when he told Newsmax that a potential Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage across the country would not have to be implemented …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
RELATED:
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Hasn't Answered a Press Question in 21 Days (And Her Opponents Are Taking Notice) … Today is the one month anniversary of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.  It also marks 21 days since she answered a question from the press.  —  During this “ramp up” …
Allen West / Allen B. West:
More ominous signs of Christian persecution  —  My daughter Aubrey and I arrived in Dallas and our home in Woodbridge on Sunday morning.  We had departed from Palm Beach Gardens Saturday evening after we watched Austen head off for her senior prom — a doggone big deal, dads!
Saeed Ahmed / CNN:
Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Attacks on bloggers critical of Islam have taken on a disturbing regularity in Bangladesh, with yet another writer hacked to death Tuesday.  —  Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed Tuesday morning …
Discussion: NPR
RELATED:
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Rand Paul: Advocates for the Disabled Should Help Brainstorm Ways to Cut Social Security Spending  —  Kinder, gentler, cheaper (maybe).  —  t daveweigel  —  Every election cycle, candidates who want to burnish their fiscal hawk credentials warn that entitlements are going to run out of money.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Eschaton
New York Times:
Days Before Prom in Shelton, Conn., a Dress Code Adds to the Stress  —  SHELTON, Conn. — As surely as flowers bloom, springtime brings prom drama around the country.  The dates, the dancing, the photos, the cost — it is all fraught.  And the dresses.  Oh, the dresses.
Discussion: Gothamist and Althouse
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman suffers facial wounds after shooting  —  George Zimmerman, the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, suffered minor injuries in a roadside shooting Monday near a busy intersection in Lake Mary.  —  Lake Mary Police Department Chief Steve Bracknell …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Vitter's Obamacare crusade draws GOP ire  —  The Louisiana senator's quest to deny his colleagues benefits wins him no friends on Capitol Hill.  —  Getty  —  One fellow senator calls David Vitter's years-long crusade to scrap health care subsidies for lawmakers and their staffers “disingenuous.”
Discussion: RedState
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
US Marine Helicopter With 8 Aboard Missing in Nepal … An American helicopter flying above Nepal has been declared missing, a defense official confirmed to ABC News.  —  The UH1 “Huey” helicopter had two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board when it went missing at approximately 10 p.m. local …
Discussion: Mediaite
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / Economy:
Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot  —  Listen to the Story  —  It has been almost a year since the World Cup in Brazil.  The party is long over, but the country is still dealing with the hangover — in the form of “white elephant” stadiums and unfinished infrastructure projects.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Deadspin
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:45 PM ET, May 12, 2015.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
Add your company here
 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Washington Post:
Gov. Scott Walker: 'I don't know' whether Obama is a Christian
Discussion: ABC News and abc7news.com
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Leaks Gain Credibility and Potential to Embarrass Egypt's Leaders
Rasmussen Reports:
Voters Worry Military Exercises May Lead to Federal Control Of States
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Reid Says NFL Should've Dealt with Redskins First
Discussion: Politico
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Banks brace for Bernie Sanders
Mati Weiderpass / The New York Observer:
Gay Extremists Must Not Silence Those Who Support Discussion and Dialogue
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's next-gen ‘iPhone 6s’ to come in rose gold model, feature 2GB RAM, 12MP camera
Discussion: Business Insider and Mashable
 Earlier Items: 
Shadia Nasralla / Reuters:
Gay-themed traffic lights get Vienna into mood for Eurovision Song Contest
Discussion: PinkNews, NPR, Mashable and The Week
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Why So Many Podcasts Are Brought to You by Squarespace
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Peter Eavis / New York Times:
Judge's Ruling Against 2 Banks Finds Misconduct in '08 Crash
Michael Morell / Politico:
The Real Story of Benghazi
Amir Taheri / New York Post:
Obama's lonely ‘Arab Summit’
Kirsten Powers / The Daily Beast:
How Liberals Have Ruined College
Discussion: Instapundit